A large Italian maiolica dish with a view on San Gimignano, Deruta, 16/17th C.

This lot was sold on 2021-03-14 and is no longer available

Dia.: 45,5 cm

Condition: (UV-checked)
- The glaze throughout somewhat dull.
- Numerous superficial spots of glaze loss throughout.
- Visible rim chips, as well as two ca. 4 cm superficial tension cracks between 11 and 12 o'clock.
- It is likely that a section of the rim between 3 and 6 o'clock has been broken out and restuck, the break retouched. A further limited number of spots with superficial glaze loss have been retouched. The exact extent of the repair is difficult to assess due to the nature of the restoration.

San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in Tuscany, known as the Town of Fine Towers. San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls form 'an unforgettable skyline'. Within the walls, the well-preserved buildings include notable examples of both Romanesque and Gothic architecture, with outstanding examples of secular buildings as well as churches. The Palazzo Comunale, the Collegiate Church and Church of Sant' Agostino contain frescos, including cycles dating from the 14th and 15th centuries. The 'Historic Centre of San Gimignano' is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Price incl. premium: € 9.562,50